Drivers’ hours offences – greater enforcement powers from March 2018

Revised rules mean that police and DVSA examiners will be able to issue fixed penalty offers to commercial drivers for drivers’ hours breaches that are ‘historical offences’ i.e. they will cover not only offences committed or...

DEFRA Consultation – Waste Crime

Consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector & introduce a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care.The government is looking to conduct a consultation process to address waste cr...

Automated Vehicles, ‘Driverless Cars’ & Remote Control Parking and Motorway Assist – Two December 2017 Updates

The Law Commission has announced ‘automated vehicles’ as one of 14 areas of the law viewed as requiring review and reform. This is unsurprising given the changes to society the new technology will bring. The Law Commission i...

Operator Licensing & Other Changes to Go Ahead

The Department of Transport has confirmed various changes relating to operator licensing, electric goods vans and mobile batching plant that will be of interest to the transport, van fleet and construction sectors. This foll...